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jjgames
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(02-11-2013, 03:47 AM)
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I recently purchased 6 rare Nintendo promo VHS tapes from the 1990's. To my knowledge most of the videos have not been seen publicly since they were made. They are now on youtube for all to enjoy.

The videos are a fun trip down memory lane and make it pretty obvious that there have been big changes in promotional video style in the last 20 years.

Nintendo World Championships 1990 Recap
http://youtu.be/A2OpRgo0dQI

Campus Challenge 92 Sales Presentation
http://youtu.be/kjpl82GazPE

Nintendo PowerFest 91 Sales Presentation
http://youtu.be/_8QEz3cCA8A

Ken Griffey Jr Baseball Promo Tape
http://youtu.be/PNfxp0CfESs

Nintendo SCES 1994 Marketing Video (Summer Consumer Electronics Show)
http://youtu.be/nNA3R5g55X0

"How We Do It" - Marketing video for prospective retailers and business partners
http://youtu.be/GMEskzqVoyw
Chacranajxy
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(02-11-2013, 03:48 AM)
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Read thread title, thought it said "porno tapes," was less interested.

But still pretty interested.


Edit: Actually, I saw the Ken Griffey Jr. one as a kid. Now we're in maaaad nostalgia territory.
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Thanks for uploading 'em! 90's marketing is best marketing :lol
Shig
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(02-11-2013, 03:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by Chacranajxy

Read thread title, thought it said "porno tapes," was less interested.

"Oooh yeah, give it to me, Howard Lincoln!"
73V3N
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(02-11-2013, 03:49 AM)
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Thanks for sharing!
Lord Ghirahim
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(02-11-2013, 03:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Chacranajxy

Read thread title, thought it said "porno tapes," was less interested.

But still pretty interested.

I think I saw as many as four porn related topics on the off-topic side yesterday, so I had to do a double take too.
Baconsammy
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(02-11-2013, 03:51 AM)
It's funny listening to the old promos and how much Nintendo used to stress the amount of "memory and bits" that went into making a game great. Loved Ken Griffey Baseball.
ezekial45
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(02-11-2013, 03:53 AM)
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Star Fox 64
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkv_CDV44tI

I felt so special after I got in the mail.
jjgames
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(02-11-2013, 03:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Chacranajxy

Read thread title, thought it said "porno tapes," was less interested.

But still pretty interested.


Edit: Actually, I saw the Ken Griffey Jr. one as a kid. Now we're in maaaad nostalgia territory.

Nintendo porno tapes would have been very interesting indeed.

I love the "100% cool" comments in Ken Griffey video. So many great lines in these videos.
unbias
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(02-11-2013, 03:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by ezekial45

Star Fox 64
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkv_CDV44tI

I felt so special after I got in the mail.

Heh, I was about to say the same thing. I remember getting it when I was young, and thought I was so cool for being subscribed to Nintendo Power because of that tape.
distantmantra
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(02-11-2013, 03:58 AM)
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Nintendo Powerfest? Oh man, I remember going to this at the Kingdome in Seattle when I was a kid.
XANDER CAGE
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(02-11-2013, 03:59 AM)
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The description of the SNES as "all-American action" is amazing.
Darkangel
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(02-11-2013, 04:10 AM)
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PowerFest 2013 is the only thing that can save Wii U.
dallow_bg
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(02-11-2013, 04:13 AM)
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Props for sharing these.
The Power Of Snap
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(02-11-2013, 04:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Darkangel

PowerFest 2013 is the only thing that can save Wii U.

Universal Studios baby!
SlowRevolution
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(02-11-2013, 04:17 AM)
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Awesome, thanks for sharing.
The Lamp
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(02-11-2013, 04:18 AM)
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5th year of Nintendo Power celebration......sigh. RIP Nintendo Power.
entrement
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(02-11-2013, 04:20 AM)
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I remember that Super GB commercial so vividly. Advertisers know what they're doing.
lowhighkang_LHK
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(02-11-2013, 04:20 AM)
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Ken Griffey Baseball has got the most boss gameplay theme.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_fzL9Gr9tQ
Munkyface
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(02-11-2013, 04:21 AM)
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Call me strange, but at first, I thought the topic said "6 Nintendo Porno Tapes" and I was so confused (read: pants half off).

Edit: beaten miserably.
synt4x
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(02-11-2013, 04:21 AM)
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I've only watched the first one so far, but the sound mixing is really awful in it at times. xD

Great uploads though, thanks for sharing! Much appreciated.

^LOL. Iwata's sex tapes.
Alo81
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(02-11-2013, 04:21 AM)
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OP, is this recorded off the screen, or is it a VHS to digital converter?
Revven
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(02-11-2013, 04:23 AM)
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Will have to check these out tomorrow, thanks for posting and sharing!
Darryl
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(02-11-2013, 04:24 AM)
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i want a modern nintendo world championship.
Anticitizen One
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(02-11-2013, 04:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by ezekial45

Star Fox 64
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkv_CDV44tI

I felt so special after I got in the mail.

Holy shit thats pretty high calibre acting for a stupid promo film. Nice Sony sweater
shagg_187
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(02-11-2013, 04:28 AM)
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100% coolness factor? LOL!
TDLink
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(02-11-2013, 04:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by ezekial45

Star Fox 64
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkv_CDV44tI

I felt so special after I got in the mail.

This is still the best thing ever. Love the Sony and SEGA goons. This type of thing would never be made nowadays.
Shig
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(02-11-2013, 04:32 AM)
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Flashing slogans like "Hock a loogie at life" while showing quick cuts of grungy kids skateboarding and messing with adults, while a song by the Butthole Surfers plays in the background....

I forgot how dang desperately Nintendo marketing tried to out-Sega Sega.
shira
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(02-11-2013, 04:34 AM)
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That Wizard documentary lied to me. These people didn't win shit.


FullMetal
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(02-11-2013, 04:41 AM)
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Picked a random video. It starts describing Super Gameboy as "Wild jungle magic". Yeah, I can't,... the cheesiness.
@MUWANdo
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(02-11-2013, 04:51 AM)

Originally Posted by Beermeister

"It's The Legend of Zelda and it's really rad, those creatures from Ganon are pretty bad. Octoroks, tektites and leevers too, but with your help, our hero pulls through. Yeah, go Link, yeah, get Zelda... wikki, wikki, wick!"

I think they took this rap directly from some kid's Nintendo Power letter, if memory serves correct.
Shining
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(02-11-2013, 03:06 PM)
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Truely awesome stuff. Thanks for posting this! In the first clip at 1:15 - 1:17, is that James Rolfe (Nintendo Nerd)? Sure looks like it if you've watched the episodes with clips from when he was a kid.
jjgames
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(02-11-2013, 03:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Alo81

OP, is this recorded off the screen, or is it a VHS to digital converter?

There were recorded directly from the TV. I do plan on getting them digitally converted at some point so I have permanent copies instead of fickle VHS tapes.
Mlatador
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(02-11-2013, 03:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by jjgames

There were recorded directly from the TV. I do plan on getting them digitally converted at some point so I have permanent copies instead of fickle VHS tapes.

Would be cool if you could upload them as well.
snkryo
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(02-11-2013, 03:27 PM)
Thanks for loading for all to view OP.
Jackano
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(02-11-2013, 03:39 PM)
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So how many gaffers actually were on the Nintendo championship?
Conciliator
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(02-11-2013, 03:42 PM)
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I have some bad news OP...

...I think you only got 5 tapes.
2n2
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(02-11-2013, 03:48 PM)
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OMG, I remember that Campus Challenge :( Convinced me to get a SNES.
andymcc
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(02-11-2013, 03:51 PM)
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was there ever a network broadcast for the championship finals for 91?
swirlyglasses
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stc0RuRv2RA

I remember gamegrumps talking about this lol
hoos30
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(02-11-2013, 03:58 PM)
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I also came for the "porno tapes".
Stylo
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(02-11-2013, 03:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by Chacranajxy

Read thread title, thought it said "porno tapes," was less interested.

You wouldn't get excited by hit Nintendo pornos like
"My body is ready", "Touching is good" or "Reggie fills a-me"?
Last edited by Stylo; 02-11-2013 at 04:12 PM.
drspeedy
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(02-11-2013, 04:01 PM)
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Totally Radical, OP!


The early 90's were like the late 70's- the culture is completely forgettable, only gonna be cool for nostalgia purposes- but I love the first vid, encapsualtes everything 90's.

That Uncle Joey haircut is awesome!

Originally Posted by Stylo

You wouldn't get excited by hit Nintendo pornos like
"My body is ready" or Reggie fills a-me"?

Last edited by drspeedy; 02-11-2013 at 04:03 PM.
jett
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(02-11-2013, 04:12 PM)
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Donkey Kong the Bodacious Beast

Oh 90's, you so crazy.
shuri
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(02-11-2013, 04:19 PM)
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That summer '94 promo video was aired on tv, at least part of it; the whole part with Mortal Kombat 2 footage, which was THE MOST AMAZING THING WE HAD EVER SEEN.

My friend had recorded it off tv, and we would watch it again and again just to see those 0.5secs cuts of MK2 on the snes. We were incredibly blown away about the bizarre alt colors for Lui Kang and others (Lui Kang is sporting some blue pants at some point), Shao Khan attacking you before the Fight! text, and so on.

Of course, it was all footage taken from an unfinished dev version; but it did fuel hours and hours of speculation about 'street fighter-like color picking' and whatsnot!

It's very cheezy now, but that summer ad was incredibly effective for teenagers back then. It hyped the fuck out of us!
Loxley
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(02-11-2013, 04:26 PM)
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It doesn't get much more 90's than those videos.
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(02-11-2013, 04:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by ezekial45

Star Fox 64
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkv_CDV44tI

Oh man the memories.
jjgames
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(02-11-2013, 04:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by andymcc

was there ever a network broadcast for the championship finals for 91?

The 1991 event ending up being completely different than what Nintendo described in this video. It was called Nintendo Campus Challenge and only toured university campuses and some spring break spots. It didn't have semi-finals. AND the final was never broadcast live.

I'm guessing Nintendo had a hard time getting enough promotional support to make the bigger event happen. It would be interesting to know what happened for sure, but the event they describe never took place.

Originally Posted by Conciliator

I have some bad news OP...

...I think you only got 5 tapes.

There are five shown in that picture and then 1 red one that you can barely see the top of. You can see the other pictures here if you want
$hady
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(02-11-2013, 04:44 PM)
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Lol at star fox VHS, I remember receiving a Donkey Kong one in the mail as a kid. Lent it around and I think someone's VCR ate it or so they said.

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